(a) Each affected petroluem solvent dry cleaning dryer that is installed at a petroluem dry cleaning plant shall be a solvent recovery dryer. The solvent recovery dryer(s) shall be properly installed, operated, and maintained.


  1. No person shall operate an affected facility unless:
    (i) There is not fugitive liquid leak from any portion of the dry cleaning facility.

    (ii) Solvents are stored in closed containers only, which may be equipped with vents approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

    (iii) All washer lint traps, button traps, access doors and other parts of the equipment where solvent may be exposed to the atmosphere are kept closed at all times except when required for proper operation or mainenance.

    (iv) All wastes contaning petroluem-based organic solvents are stored in sealed metal containers or underground tanks and disposed of in accordance with State hazardous waste disposal regulations or in a manner approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer. Sealed containers other than metal may be used provided the containers are compatible with the waste and meet the requirements of the California Department of Health Services.
    (v) All cartridge filters are drained in their sealed housings for at least 8 hours prior to their removal.

  2. A person shall not operate an affected facility unless the total emissions of petroluem-based organic solvent to the atmosphere from all drying tumblers and drying cabinets, over each operating day, are reduced by at least 80 percent by weight.
  3. A person shall not install and operate a new or replacement solvent filter and purification system unless the system employs cartridge filters containing paper or carbon or a combination thereof and the system does not include a diatomaceous earth filtering system.